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The Golden State Warriors are currently -160 favorites to win the NBA championship after just one game this season, while it took the comparably dominant Alabama Crimson Tide eight weeks of the college football season to reach a similar favorite to win the College Football Playoff.


This poses a tough, yet upsetting debate for their fanbases, asking which sports dynasty has been the more dominant team in their respective league over the past three seasons? 


It's seemingly been a problem over the past few years in the NBA as the Warriors have made four straight NBA Finals and won two of the last three championships. Fans bemoan the state of the NBA, yet tune in to watch if the Warriors can finally be defeated. But so far, they've been nothing but disappointed as the Kevin Durant-era Warriors have won two straight titles.


The only other current sports team that can even compete with the Warriors' dynasty is the Alabama Crimson Tide in college football. Alabama has also won two of the last three championships as well, and has appeared in each of the last three championship games too. So between these two teams, which has been more soul-crushing for opposing fans?

Over the past three seasons, the Warriors sit 198-48 in the regular season and 47-14 in the playoffs. They've lost exactly one playoff series in that time frame and it took an other-worldly effort from LeBron James for that to happen. Here are their eight playoff series since adding Kevin Durant: 4-0, 4-0, 4-0, 4-1, 4-1, 4-1, 4-3, 4-0. That's an unbelievable level of dominance for a basketball team.

Still, they're going up against the Crimson Tide here, a team that in the past three seasons has a record of 41-3. They've lost three times in three years. The last time Alabama lost more than one regular season game was 2010. They're currently in a stretch of football where their starting quarterback doesn't even have to play in the fourth quarter -- it's terrifying.

Possibly the most soul-crushing game in recent memory was the 2018 National Championship when the Tide were down 20-7 before deciding to put in then-backup QB Tua Tagovailoa to start the second half. I think we all know how that's gone ever since they obliterated Georgia's defense in that second half and won the game in OT.

But the Warriors are doing a very similar thing in that many consider it much harder to be this overwhelmingly dominant in the NBA. So who's truly the more soul-crushing opponent? Let how the rest of their seasons' play out give you the real answer.


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